Policies and Procedures
To review the Admissions Policy as approved by Academic Council and the Lakehead and Laurentian University Senates please refer to the Admissions Policy document.
Essential Skills and Abilities Required for Entry to a Medical Degree Program
To fulfill the MD Program requirements, and avoid serious risk to the health and safety of patients, you must acquire competency in a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students in medicine must be able to communicate with patients and colleagues, make observations about patients, gather information, and analyze data in order to arrive at medical judgments.
If you require accommodation to undertake the Medical Program at NOSM University, we advise you to review the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine policy: Essential Skills and Abilities Required for Entry to a Medical Degree Program.
If you require accommodation for the medical program, please contact the Office of Admissions & Learner Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Falsification of Application Information
If it is discovered that any application information is false or misleading, or that information has been concealed or withheld, the application will be disqualified; or, if discovered after an offer of admission has been sent, that offer will be withdrawn. If these circumstances are discovered after the student has been admitted into the Medical Program, the student will be required to withdraw from the Program. An applicant so discovered will be barred from applying to NOSM University for five years. Other medical school admissions committees will be notified of the nature of the offence and the name of the applicant.
NOSM University does not generally grant deferrals of admission, though it will consider deferrals in exceptional circumstances. Requests are received through the Office of Admissions and are forwarded to the Deferrals Committee for consideration. Decisions of the committee are final and not open to appeal by the candidate.
Police Records Check
Throughout your medical school program, you will serve vulnerable populations. In an effort to protect these vulnerable people against potential risk of harm, the Ontario Faculties of Medicine and many clinical agencies require that you provide confirmation of the absence of a criminal conviction or outstanding criminal charges.
You are required to complete and submit the results of your Police Records Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening, at your own expense.
At the beginning of each subsequent academic year in the MD program, you will be required to sign a Criminal Records and Disclosure form to confirm that there has been no change in the information contained in the Police Records Check.
Your offer of admission is contingent upon provision of these checks. We will review any files presented with a “Not Clear” check to determine what action, if any, will be taken.
For more information about obtaining a Police Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening, contact your local police agency.
All incoming students must complete the Year 1 NOSM University Undergraduate Immunization Form. NOSM University’s screening requirements meet the current OHA/OMA Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocol for Ontario Hospitals, in accordance with Regulation 965, Section 4, of the Public Hospitals Act RSO 1990. We will send more details about health regulations in the offer of admission to the program.
Failure to comply with this requirement may result in students being denied access to clinical settings.
For more information refer to the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM) Immunization Policy document.
For Current Students
If you are looking for a UME program policy or procedure that is not listed below, please email email@example.com
NOSM Injury Incident Reporting Form
Report on Needlestick Injury or Body Fluid Splash WSIB Form 2819A (in addition to WSIB Form 7)
UME Blood Borne Pathogens Policy and Exposure Protocol (Needlestick) INFOGRAPHIC
UME Blood Borne Pathogens Policy and Exposure Protocol (Needlestick)
Accessibility/Accommodation for Students
Accessibility at NOSM
Accommodation for UME Students with Disabilities (within Student Assessment and Promotion Regulations)
…Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM)
Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine Essential Skills and Abilities Required for Entry to a Medical Degree Program
Assessment and Promotion
Student Assessment and Promotion Regulations
2021-2022 Phase 1 Promotion and Reassessment Remediation Plan
2021-2022 Phase 2 Promotion and Reassessment Remediation Plan
2021-2022 Phase 3 Promotion, Reassessment, and Remediation Plan
Fair and Timely Summative Assessment Policy and Procedure
Invigilator Responsibilities during Written Assessments
Student Responsibilities during Written Assessments
Post-Exam Student Review of UME Multiple Choice Examinations
Procedures for reporting, investigating, and adjudicating student professionalism
Non-Involvement of Providers of Student Health Services in Student Assessment or Promotion
Attendance/Leave of Absence/Withdrawal from the MD Program
Maximum Time for Completion of the NOSM MD Program
Phase 1 Interruptions to Student Attendance and Leave of Absence Policy and Procedures
Phase 1 Interruptions to Student Attendance and Leaves of Absence Policy and Procedures Checklist
Phase 2 Interruptions to Student Attendance and Leaves of Absence Policy and Procedures
Phase 3 Interruptions to Student Attendance and Leaves of Absence Policy and Procedures
Phase 3 Interruptions to Student Attendance and Leaves of Absence Policy and Procedures Infographic
Request for Approval of Absence from MD Program form
Pregnancy and New Parenthood during the Undergraduate Medical Education Program
Code of Student Conduct
UME Code of Student Conduct
Information and documents can be found here
Site Selection and Site Appeals
Site or Rotation Selection Procedure
Phase 1 Site Selection Procedure
Phase 2 Site Selection Procedure
Phase 3 Rotation Selection Procedure
Phase 3 Voluntary Site Reassignment Protocol
Responding to Student Concerns of Mistreatment Procedure
Responding to Student Concerns of Mistreatment Procedure FLOW CHART
Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination, and Harassment Policy and Procedure